Torreira hits stunning victor as Arsenal beat Huddersfield

"We can take this, go forward and I'm more than excited about the next games that we have in front of us".

He was dropped for the Bournemouth game because Unai Emery didn't think he was up for the physical presence Bournemouth would pose, and then against Tottenham, the biggest game of the year, he was dropped from the squad all together with Unai Emery citing Ozils problematic back injury as the reason.

Five Arsenal players received cautions and three of them - Xhaka, Mustafi and Guendouzi - were rightly booked for diving. We still look a creative force and are getting the required results with other players stepping up.

It's a hard situation for Emery to deal with but what's certain is Arsenal will be fielding an experimental defence against Southampton as we look to extend our unbeaten run having made it 21 games in all competitions by beating Huddersfield. "Today we have also [Stephan] Lichtsteiner playing at centre-back".

The Sun newspaper has reported "laughing gas" canisters were brought to the players in a VIP area of a West End nightclub in August with more than "60 women" said to be in attendance.

Asked if he expected goals of such quality from Torreira, Emery added: "We want to break expectations".


On whether his players are becoming more adaptable in changing systems he admitted: "We are preparing differently and tactically".

Arsenal's Lucas Torreira celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game with his teammates, during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Huddersfield, at the Emirates Stadium, London, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018.

"Huddersfield manager David Wagner said:" I think if you concede so late in a game it is disappointing. There were a lot of yellow cards, a lot of stoppages and a lot of time lost.

Arsenal face Qarabag in the Europa League on Thursdy before returning to Premier League action with a trip to Southampton.

"Unfortunately, we haven't got one, but we can keep our head held high after this performance against a top-class side. Obviously we wanted to make it uncomfortable for them".

  • Steve Townsend